International Metalworking News for Asia is published 6x a year in English with highlights in Chinese. The magazine facilitates technology transfer by providing readers in South East Asia's metalworking industry with the latest information on metal cutting and metal forming processes, and the latest technology in machinery and use of materials. It also offers practical solutions to improve productivity, reduce cost, and turn innovations into real competitive advantages as well as the latest market information, trade show reviews and videos, and people and company profiles, written by industry experts and correspondents across the region. Also included are exclusive content and articles from Ringier's family of metalworking industry magazines covering Greater China and other parts of the world, such as International Metalworking News for China, International Mold & Die Making News for China, Modern Machine Tools, American Machinist, and International Metalworking News – Middle East & Africa. The interactive content allows readers to make direct and immediate contact with advertisers/suppliers and featured companies in the editorial by clicking on the web site and email addresses in each issue, access online content in Ringier’s metalworking website (metalworking.industrysourcing.com), and avail of video content through iTunes and Google Play.
When we solicited feedbacks from our readers, many told us that they wanted so see more news about South East Asia including topics on best practices in the magazine for 2014. Best practices can be a bit of a tricky concept at times. But we at International Metalworking News for Asia (IMNA) are dedicating a lot of effort to coming up with informative articles by technical experts to make sure that we are providing the right editorials to our readers. In this issue, IMNA published a couple of industry leaders in Asia’s metalworking market speaking about today’s cutting edge design topics to achieve the right way of getting a manufacturing job done. FARO’s Country Manager (SEA & India) Mr Hakiran Sandhu talked about its Edge ScanArm ES with Enhanced Scanning Technology (EST) and gives updates concerning the Thailand market. Yamazaki Mazak Corp. released its newest compact CNC lathe mode last year in response to growing demand in Asia. Mr Thomas Lee, Deputy General Manager of Sales Division in Yamazaki Mazak Singapore Pte Ltd (YMS) explained that not only does the product encompasses the feedbacks of their customers, but as well as their needs. Dr Christian Braun, Managing Director of DMG MORI South East Asia expects 2014 to be a year of growth and sees a possible 5% overall increase in the South East Asian metalworking industry. This year the company is focusing on technologies for advanced productivity due to product innovation but also developments, which look at the manufacturing process as a whole. Lastly, we take your comments seriously. If you have other topics in mind, drop us a line and tell us what you want. less
The pace of technological change also profoundly impact the way that business and production are organised. In an earlier era, the location of natural resources often determined where manufacturing would take place. In today’s economy, knowledge, know-how, technology, creativity and capital are the most important resources for production. Not surprisingly, Asian economies and firms are growing more sophisticated in their ability to react to these changes and, where possible, leverage them to their advantage. In this issue’s Outlook Report 2014, learn how industry leaders and other senior executives view their industry’s competitiveness around Asia, including insights that examine the highly complex forces driving the current and future of metalworking manufacturing and many of the structural changes reshaping Asia’s economy.